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Plant People

Five ecoartists relandscape our concrete jungle.
Niki Jackson at Kingsland Wildflowers in Greenpoint.

OVER A SPRING WEEKEND, thousands of plant lovers (in Rachel Comey denim and rare Birkenstocks) gathered in Bushwick to buy exotic cacti, learn to cultivate mushrooms, and sip natural wine. The event was called Understory, the word for the vegetation that grows beneath the main canopy of the forest. Unlike past back-to-the-land

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